Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7
It is said that the average human head has more than 100,000 hairs and 50 to 100 fall out each day. This is interesting information, but not one we are overly concerned about. However, the bible tells us that the hairs on our heads are numbered. God knows the exact number of hairs on your head right at this very moment.
Now, if something as insignificant as the number of hairs on your head is important information to God, it makes sense that the things that are significant to you, are just as important to Him. That is a measure of how much He cares for you.
The Passion Translation of Luke 12:6 starts with this question, “What is the value of your soul to God?” What is your worth to God? Romans 5:8 tells us “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” and 1 Peter 1:18, 19 “Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold … but with the precious blood of Christ”. God paid the ultimate price to redeem your soul. He did not give silver or gold for you. He gave the blood of His precious Son Jesus Christ. That is the value of your soul to God, and He thinks you are worth every drop of blood shed for you. If He had to do it again, which He doesn’t, Christ would die again for you.
Find your worth and identity in Christ. Ephesians calls you God’s masterpiece. Another scripture calls you the apple of God’s eye, and Jesus in John 15:15 calls those who obey His commands, friends.
You are valuable to God, and you were born for a purpose. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I chose you for a special work. I chose you to be a prophet to the nations.” Live each day as people of purpose and worth. Do not let the circumstances of life cause you to walk in fear or as slaves to sin when you are redeemed sons and daughters of the Most High God. Remember, “…. you never need to worry, for you are more valuable to God than anything else in this world.[c] Luke 12:7 TPT
Prayer: Thank You Lord for Your love. I pray that as this year progresses that Your sons and daughters will begin to see their true value through Your eyes as outlined in Your word. May our hearts and lives be transformed Oh Lord as we become more aware of how much You value us. Amen